This is my Photo Blog detailing my adventures into the world. From exploring the waterfalls, mountains, and the beauty that is Western North Carolina, urban exploration, to anywhere my lens takes me across the country. Also visit my site The Digital Mirage

Adorama "TechTock" interview with The Digital Mirage's Walter Arnold

Adorama's Jack Howard (Author of "Practical HDRi") interviews me about my photography, techniques, workflow and other tips and tricks.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Rural Ruins in Upstate NY 10/12/2008

While vacationing in Upstate NY, on a tip from my dad, I discovered this weird two story structure. To get to it, I had to go into an area that had signs warning of live fire in progress with guns etc...after standing on the side of the road for about 5 minutes and hearing no guns or people I choose to run across the field and up the hill to this building. There were no windows of any kind, just solid walls going up two stories and tapering to a point where at one time a roof must have been present. The entrance was a 2.5 foot wide 'doorway' that extended upwards almost the entire height of the structure. Not sure if this was a barn or storage building of some kind but it was different that's for sure. Once inside, I walked through weeds growing up between small cracks of scorched earth and burnt debris. All around were shell casings, ammo boxes and a few spent tear gas grenades. Thankfully no gun toting people came around while I was there :) Shot on a Nikon d300 with a Sigma 10-20mm 9 shot HDR's processed in Photomatix and adjusted in Photoshop CS3.

About Me

My photo
Hendersonville, NC, United States
Check out my professional photography site at The Digital Mirage I post also my photos over at Flickr! Check them out